Robin Hood's Bay and Maw Wyke

Route type: Circular and Linear Walks

This 6 mile circular walk to Maw Wyke follows the cliffs north of Robin Hood's Bay and passes Ness Point, one of the most treacherous headlands along this coastline. Looking at the jagged rocks, it's not hard to imagine small fishing boats being tossed about at the mercy of the sea.  The stiff breezes, wheeling seabirds and clifftop panoramas are left behind on the return along the Cinder Track, the line of the old railway between Whitby and Scarborough, where occasional benches, hedgerows and wildflower patches offer a gentle approach to the age-old fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay.

  • Distance    6 miles (9.8Km)
  • Duration     4 hours
  • Difficulty      Moderate - it is generally easy going, but there is one steep climb to get from the Cleveland Way to the Cinder Track

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view of Robin Hoods Bay